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We've finally got it! It's always been
around but now the Petrels finally have a
whole group of leaders for it. At the
first basketball game, December 2, with
Wilmington, the Stormy Petrels will be
spurred on by a new cheerleading squad, a
pep band, and a group of dancers. The pep
groups, formed at the beginning of the
year, are largely a result of the efforts
of Coach Billy W. Carter to channel that
school spirit into organized noise-making
at the games.
The cheerleaders, a group of seven girls
from all over the country, were chosen on
the basis of pep, spirit, coordination,
and tumbling skill. They were selected
from a group of 14 who tried out. Judges
were Coaches Carter and Norwood, Barbara
Beggs and Helen Epstein, cheerleaders on
last year's squad, and Doug Alexander
representative of the basketball team.
Toni Chamberlain, captain of this year's
group, said the girls have been practicing
a couple of hours a day since mid October.
They have 10 basic cheers, most of them
new this year, which will be printed in
the program for the first game. Toni said
the girls are beginning to look and sound
pretty good. She just hopes the crowd,
which we all expect to be a big one, will
be behind them.
The 14-piece band, which is as yet un-
named, is a bigger project than the
"Saints" of a few years ago. Elmer "Mat"
Mattson, band leader, stated that the
group might use the "Saints" name but xt
will attempt to have more functions than
the previous group. The band will play at
all basketball games, hopes to have an
outdoor concert later in the year, and an-
ticipates the possibility of being the
precursor of a regular college band for
At pre-games and half-time the basket-
ball fans will be entertained by what
everyone is calling "The Ogo Girls." This
is not the official title as yet for the
four agile young ladies, but it looks as
if tney're tagged with it for a while.
This group is a totally new addition to
the spirit-makers for Oglethorpe.
Steve White is the coordinator of all
three of the school spirit sets and SGA is
their sponsor. Looks as if we've got an-
other enthusiastic student body for this
season, doesn't it?
The Alumni Association and the Booster
Club cordially invite you to attend a Go
Petrels! Openhouse, the Pep Rally-bonfire,
and the first basketball game of the year
(v.s. Wilmington) on December 2. The open-
house, to be held in the lounge of Alumni
Hall, will begin at 6:00 p.m. Come and
visit with old friends over coffee and
cookies, get to see the new men's dormi-
tories, then yell for victory at 7:00 p.m.
at the bonfire, and then we'll top it off
by sitting together in our own alumni
cheering section at the game. Don't miss
it. It'll be a fun-filled evening.
ALUMNI FETED AT RECEPTION
We couldn't have asked for a lovelier
gold-leafed October Sunday to have the
alumni visit the home of President and
Mrs. Vonk. We had a good crowd all after-
noon, and it seemed that time flew by to 5
o'clock before guests were ready to say
goodby to old classmates and faculty mem-
bers. The mild humor of Steve Schmidt and
the "sparkle" of Edithgene Sparks were
still going strong at 5:10 and Coach Billy
Carter was still giving sports reports to
his old players all the way out to his
STUDENT ARMY TRAINING CORPS PLANS REUNION
During the summer of 1918, in the time
of the country's need, the resources of
Oglethorpe were placed at the service of
the government. A Student Army Training
Corps was formed in which 232 young men
were enrolled. The courses of study were
modified to suit the new conditions. Thi.;
work continued for about three months when
the end of the war made it no longer nec-
essary and the SATC was demobilized (De-
cember 5, 1918) . Some of the young men
returned to Oglethorpe for their degrees,
but due to economic conditions most were
unable to do so.
Recently several members of this group
have expressed an interest in having a re-
union of the SATC. The tentative date for
the reunion is middle or late February,
possibly in the Student Union. Contacting
the members, however, is an extremely dif-
ficult task. If you were a member of the
SATC or know of those who were here in
1918, please contact the chairman of the
reunion committee, Mr. Henry C. Baldwin,
Class of 1918, 401 Standard Building,
Atlanta, Georgia 30303.
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talking about it...
Everybody's talking about Dr. Abbott's
book. It comes off the University of
Worth Carolina Press November 25. Be sure
^nd get a copy of The Freedman's Bureau in
South Carolina, 1865-1872 . The Oglethorpe
College Woman's Club will have an auto-
graphing party for Dr. Martin Abbott,
November 29 at 7:45 p. m. in the Mills B.
Lane Music Studio, Phoebe Hearst Hall. The
O.C. history prof will discuss "what goes
into writing such a book," why he embarked
on the subject, and will briefly comment
on his major sources. The event will be
open to the general public.
CAPTAIN AND MRS. THCMAS GEOGHAN (SHIRLEY
BENEFIELD, '58) announced the birth of
their fourth child, Brendan Gerard, on
October 4, 1967.
MR. AND MRS. JAMES V. HANTLAGE, JR. ('65)
announced the birth of a son, Judson Cook,
born August 10.
MRS. NEOLA MCDAVTD HAYES was the Georgia
^chairman of the American League of Profes-
sional Artists celebration of American Art
Week, November 1-7. In 1966 Mrs. Hayes
won the ALPA Grand Prix for her pressbook
account of Georgia art activities.
MR. JAMES H. HINSON ('49) was appointed
President of DeKalb Junior College, July
MR. AND MRS. MARVIN L. LEWIS (MARSHA CLIF-
TON, '64) of Sandy Springs have a son,
MR. AND MRS. EARL C. RICE (PAULA COKER'64)
announced the birth of a son, Earl Charles
Rice, Jr., August 16, 1967.
MR. AND MRS. DENNIS SCHNEIBLE ('63) an-
nounced the birth of a son, John Dennis,
born October 3, 1967. Both MR. SCHNEIBLE
and GEORGE (EDDIE) MORRIS ('63) are work-
ing at Ball Brothers Research Corporation
in Boulder, Colorado as Development Engi-
neers in the Apollo Telescope Mount Pro-
The Oglethorpe Players have started re-
hearsal of a three-act play, "Robinson,"
to be presented in December. Director
Dr. Robert Fuscillo, who has the American
rights to the play, said this will be the
first time "Robinson" has been presented
on the American stage. The drama is writ-
ten in verse, a product of Jules Super-
veille — in Fuscillo 's opinion, "one of the
most important poets France has produced."
The translation being used by the Players
is by British poet Patrick Dickinson. The
original production of "Robinson" was done
by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company
in London. Alumni are invited to attend
the play. There will be no admission.
For information call Dr. Fuscillo 461-1441.
What's New With You?
Mrs. Lucy Barnett ('67) died November 6 in
an automobile accident.
Dr. William V. Barton ('54) died July 4,
Mrs. Renel Burgess (Naomi Smith, '54) of
Alpharetta died October 12, 1967.
Mrs. C. C. Clark (Emma Fife, '49) of
Mr. Henry Clayton Whitesell of Clearwater,
Florida, died August 5, 1967.
Dr. M. D. Collins ('31) of Atlanta.
Miss Frances G. Harwell ('42) died August
Mr. Alrea H. Thompson died August 25,1966.
CLASS OF '57 HIGHLIGHTS
Bob Oliver being capped by George
The Freshman hayride to Austell, Ga.
The Victory Dance over Valdosta State
Alan Moore elected Ugliest Man on
Those rolled-down bobbi socks
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